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Mathematics 458 - Numerical Methods ( Fall 2019) Lectures: MWF: 2:00-2:50pm in SOS B4 Discussion : Tu, Th 12,1pm in KAP 167. Instructor : Ricardo Mancera Ph.D. Office : KAP 244B Contact Info : [email protected] ; (213) 740-2452 ; Course Website : Office Hours : M,F 4-5pm in Math. Center. Teaching Assistant : Wang Tianyou; Email: [email protected] Text : A first course in numerical methods , Uri M. Ascher, Chen Greif. SIAM, ISBN: 978-0-898719-97-0 Important Dates : No class - Monday September 02, Labor Day. - Th, Fr October 17, 18, Fall recess. - Wed-Fr November 27-29, Thanksgiving Recess. Tests : - Midterm. Friday October 11 th . - Final project. Tentative: Friday, Dec. 6 Other : - Last day to drop the class with a mark of “W”. Friday October 11. - Last day of classes. Friday December 6. Course Content : We’ll select material from the following topics as time permits. A brief introduction to MATLAB. Chapter 1 Numerical Algorithms. Chapter 2 Roundoff Errors. Chapter 3 Nonlinear equations in one variable.

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